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Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership

 An Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership designated community. 

VISION - This region will be the global leader in manufacturing of medical technology in order to meet the world's changing needs. 


Minnesota is one of the world's largest medical device clusters. Leading innovation, along with top medical technology companies drive this industry sector in the region. The MMMP region contains a rich ecosystem of talented professionals and academics, resulting in numerous start-ups that spur the local economy. Read more about Minnesota's Medical Alley.


Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Strategy

MMMP has crafted a strategy to strengthen the ecosystem for entrepreneurship, globally brand the and market Minnesota's medical and life sciences cluster and optimize the regional talent base via training and educational programs focused on medical devices and medical manufacturing all while maintaining and widening the region's competitive advantage in operational costs. 


MMMP Working Committees

There are five MMMP Working Committees established, each with their own strategies to support the MMMP region. Committee priorities can be found on the MMMP Fact Sheet. They are:

     - Workforce and Training

     - Supplier Network

     - Research & Innovation

     - Infrastructure & Site Development

     - Trade & Investment




Grant Opportunities

Invensure – Biopharmaceutical Accelerator 

University of MN – NNMI Medical Innovation Center for Bioprinting

City of Minneapolis – TechHire

360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence – ATE Regional Center of Excellence


Grant Support Letter - Application Materials

If your organization is applying for a grant and the grant scope of work will benefit the medical community, please follow the steps laid out below to receive an IMCP/MMMP Letter of Support.

How to Apply for an IMCP/MMMP Letter of Support

Grant Support Application


About the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Designation

In 2015, the Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership (MMMP) was named as one of the 12 designees in the second round of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative. Led by the U.S. Department of Commerce, IMCP is a multi-agency program designed to leverage economic development funds and accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies.


Press release from U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker

Full IMCP Application





Press Releases
Executive Committee

CHAIR | Michael Langley, GREATER MSP

VICE CHAIR | Shaye Mandle, Medical Alley Association

VICE CHAIR | Patti Gartland, Greater St. Cloud Development Corp.

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minnesota High Tech Association
Deepak Bahl, IMCP BFF

Lisa Clarke, Economic Development Agency - Destination Medical Center

Marsha Danielson, South Central College

Maura Donovan, University of Minnesota

Kathy Gaalswyk, Initiative Foundation

Nicole Griensewic Mickelson, Region Nine Development Commission

David Griggs, GREATER MSP

Shawntera Hardy, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Bob Kill, Enterprise Minnesota

Genevieve Plumadore, Medical Alley Association

Mary Rothchild, MnSCU

Gary Smith, Rochester Area Economic Development Inc.

Libby Starling, Metropolitan Council

Dale Wahlstrom, ACT 3

Charlie Zelle, MnDOT

Jonathan Zierdt, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

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